Absa Premiership

Baxter: Bad day at the office

2014-12-10 07:38
Stuart Baxter (file, Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was not happy with his team’s performance following their 2-2 draw against Platinum Stars in a league match on Tuesday night.

According to the soccerladuma website, Chiefs had to come from behind twice to earn a share of the spoils with both of the goals they conceded coming about because of a mistake.

Robert Ng’ambi opened the scoring after Reneilwe Letsholonyane lost the ball in midfield.

Siphiwe Tshabalala equalised for Chiefs before another poor defensive clearance from Tefu Mashamaite resulted in Eleazar Rodgers giving his side the lead again.

Chiefs changed things up in the second half and made three early substitutions which resulted in Mashamaite getting the second equaliser.

Speaking after the game, Baxter bemoaned his side’s display on the night and classed it as a poor performance.

“”I was so disappointed with our first half,” said Baxter.

“We gave them a goal at the start and then we gave them two/three massive chances because we couldn’t pass the ball, we shrunk on the ball and then we defended it nervously.

“The first half was a waste of time for us.

“We changed it in the second half because they were countering in behind our fullbacks, but if you don’t lose the ball they don’t counter you, but we lost it too often, so I had to change it.

“I made ‘Tower’ (Erick Mathoho) a sweeper in that position and we took back the initiative.

“For the first 20 minutes in the second half we got the goal and we had the game where we wanted it, but then we gave it back to them and the last 15 minutes it was just end to end, and it could of ended up 4-3 to either team.

“We let the initiative go once we got it because of some horrible decisions and some horrible passing.

“I will look at this as a bad day at the office.

“The performance for me was not good enough.”

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